Archive for March, 2006

Today’s Candidate: Dona Spring

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

TUESDAY MARCH 7th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Dona Spring for Berkeley City Council.

Dona Spring is a Green Party candidate running for re-election to the City Council in Berkeley, CA. She was first elected in November of 1992 and has since been re-elected four times by Berkeley voters.

Her official website: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/council4

Past [...]

Remembering Harry Browne…

Monday, March 6th, 2006

With the recent death of Harry Browne, the Libertarian Party has lost a very prominent leader and spokesman. I decided to take a little bit of a look back at Browne’s two Presidential campaigns…

He was the only man to ever serve as the LP’s candidate for President more than once. In 1996, his [...]

Today’s Candidate: Ben Westlund

Monday, March 6th, 2006

MONDAY — MARCH 6th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Ben Westlund for Governor of Oregon.

We’ve highlighted Westlund before… just a few weeks ago as a matter of fact. That was when he dropped his Republican affiliation in the State Senate and launched an independent campaign for governor.

After raising well over $100,000 in [...]

Michelman Mulls Independent Senate Bid

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

Rick Santorum must be enjoying this news. It looks like the former President of NARAL (leading pro-abortion rights group) is considering an Independent run for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania as both the likely Democrat and Republican in the race are pro-life.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Kate Michelman, a prominent abortion-rights advocate, said yesterday that she was [...]

Candidate of the Day: Kevin Zeese

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

SATURDAY —March 4th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Kevin Zeese for U.S. Senate.

Zeese is a liberal activist who served as Ralph Nader’s 2004 press secretary. He’s running for Senate as an “Independent Unity” candidate, seeking support for the Maryland Green, Populist, and Libertarian parties.

This is an open seat race as Democratic Senator [...]

Update on Tim West

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Stephen Gordon has posted an update on Tim’s condition over on Liberty for Sale.

Please consider leaving a comment over there as well…

Finally, I told Gloria that (by now) thousands of people are praying for Tim’s recovery, and she seemed very comforted by that.

Tim has always loved blog comments, so I’ll compose an electronic card for [...]

LP Reformer Tim West in Critical Condition

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

I wasn’t completely sure about reposting this, but I think it is news-worthy and important to let people know what is going on.

Terrible news from West Virginia, quoted from the comments page of the Liberty For Sale post regarding Harry Browne’s death:

I am posting this for Tim, although I`m really not sure he`d [...]

The Candidates of Texas CD-10

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

The Austin Chronicle gives a review of the Democratic field in Texas CD-10 and also makes mention of the Badnarik campaign.

The Democrats are already doing better in the race for CD 10 than they were two years ago - this time, they’ll actually have a candidate on the ballot. Whether that will make a real [...]

Mihos to Run as Independent

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

As we’ve reported on in the past, wealthy entrepreneur Christy Mihos has been planning to run for governor of Massachusetts. The only question was if it would be as a Republican or an Independent. Well, we now know the answer.

From Politics1.com…

Not that Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey® wasn’t already in an uphill fight to [...]

No Candidate of the Day

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Due to the death of former Libertarian Presidential candidate Harry Browne, there will be no candidate of the day for Friday. We’ll return with that feature on Saturday.

Harry Browne (1933-2006)

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Sad news today, Harry Browne has died at the age of 72…

The official press release from the Libertarian Party follows:

Former Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate, noted scholar, and investment advisor Harry Browne died at his home in Franklin, TN on the night of March 1, 2006, after a long illness.

A well-known inspirational speaker and writer, Harry [...]

Today’s Candidate: Scott Jameson

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

THURSDAY —March 2nd, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Scott Jameson for U.S. Senate.

Jameson is the Libertarian candidate running against Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in Texas. Jameson was a U.S. Senate candidate in 2002, capturing around 1% of the vote.

In 2004, Jameson was a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s Vice-Presidential nomination. He [...]

Boal Takes 7% in Michigan

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Early and unconfirmed results from the Charlevoix County District 1 Commissioner race. Ellis Boal, the Green Party’s candidate, took home roughly 7% of the vote yesterday…

Connie Saltonstall —333 votes (49%)
John Haggard —299 votes (44%)
Ellis Boal —47 votes (7%)

Note: Boal was our ‘candidate of the day’ on Sunday.

Badnarik News Bits…

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Michael Badnarik has updated his campaign blog with tales of his trip to the Nevada and California LP conventions.

First from his Vegas trip comes this excerpt:

And just when it sounds like things couldn’t get any better, Joe Silvestri and I were invited to dinner with a group of liberal non-libertarians. Joe and I found [...]

Today’s Candidate: Rae Vogeler

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

WEDNESDAY —March 1st, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Rae Vogeler for U.S. Senate.

Vogeler is the Green Party’s candidate for the Wisconsin Senate seat currently held by Herb Kohl.

Kohl is seeking his fourth term this November.

The website: http://www.voterae.org